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January 29, 2010

VINCENT E. DOYLE III NAMED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

Doyle will assume office on June 1, 2010

NEW YORK - The New York State Bar Association announced today that Vincent E. Doyle, III a partner of the Buffalo law firm Connors & Vilardo LLP, has been named president-elect of the 77,000-member organization. Doyle was elected today by the House of Delegates, the State Bar's decision and policy-making body and assumes the title of "president-elect" on June 1, 2010. He will begin his one-year term as president on June 1, 2011.

Current President-Elect Stephen P. Younger of New York (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP) assumes the office of president on June 1, 2010.

A resident of Elma, Doyle is a trial and appellate attorney whose practice includes civil and white collar criminal litigation, and representation of professionals in disciplinary proceedings, as well as advising on legal ethics matters. He received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College and earned his law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude.

Active in the State Bar for nearly 20 years, Doyle served for four years as a member-at-large of the State Bar's Executive Committee and on the House of Delegates. He previously chaired the Criminal Justice Section, the Special Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation, and the Task Force to Review Terrorism Legislation. He also is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section, Committee on Legislative Policy, Membership Committee, Committee to Review Judicial Nominations, Committee on the Tort System, and the Task Force on Wrongful Convictions. He is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.

Doyle sits on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure to the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of the Courts of New York, and was appointed by retired Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to the Commission on the Jury, a blue-ribbon panel charged with formulating ways to improve the jury system in New York. He previously served on the Grand Jury Project, also by appointment by Judge Kaye. He also is a member of the New York State Judicial Screening Panel for the Fourth Judicial Department.

Doyle is an active member of the Bar Association of Erie County, having served on its Board of Directors from 2003-2006. He is the current president of that association's Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, which administers the Assigned Counsel Program in Erie County. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Villa Maria College in Buffalo.

Founded in 1876, the 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The State Bar's programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.

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